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Federal Priorities and Allocations System (FPAS) Officers

FPAS Officers assist Authorized Component Officials, contracting officers, and contractors, as needed, to understand FPAS procedures and to resolve issues involving use of the DPA priorities authority.  The duties of a FPAS Officer include:

  • Completing on-line training courses offered by FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) to become technically proficient regarding the use of the priorities authority;
  • Providing assistance and training for DHS, other federal agency, and contractor personnel to help them understand and use the priorities authority;
  • Assisting program officials, contracting officers, and recipients of rated orders in addressing issues and resolving problems associated with use the priorities authority;
  • Assisting program officials, contracting officers, and recipients of rated orders in preparing requests for special priorities assistance, when issues involving use of the priorities authority cannot be resolved, and validating and forwarding such requests to the DHS Lead FPAS Officer;
  • Assisting program officials, representatives of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and owners and operators of critical infrastructure in preparing requests for priority-rating authority not covered under existing delegations or authorizations and validating and forwarding such requests to the DHS FPAS Coordinator;
  • Documenting the organization’s use of the priorities authority and forwarding such documentation to the DHS Lead FPAS Officer; and
  • Notifying the DHS Lead FPAS Officer of any alleged violations of the priorities provisions of FPAS regulations.